XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society

Sunday, May 26th – Friday, May 31st, 2019

University of California at Berkeley


Registration

Late registration is possible until the start of the meeting, but at higher registration rates.

⇨ please register here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Oral & poster presentations

⇨ please submit your abstract by April 25th, 2019 here – xxxviii-2019-abstract

On-site Housing

On-site housing reservation has been closed.

Further details below

The meeting will be held in association with the Berkeley Natural History Museums:

  • University and Jepson Herbaria
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Essig Museum of Entomology
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • University of California Botanical Garden
  • University of California Museum of Paleontology

Topics will range widely across phylogenetic biology, including comparative genomics, community phylogenetics, microbiome analysis, evolution and development, systematics, tempo & mode of macroevolution, biogeography, coevolution, and conservation applications of phylogenies. We expect a large and diverse group of attendees from around the world and it should be an excellent meeting.

There will be four meeting days (Monday, May 27 through Thursday, May 30) with no concurrent sessions; each with a half-day of contributed papers and a half-day symposium. Sunday, May 26 will be the arrival day and Friday, May 31 the departure day.

The Clark Kerr Campus, where the meeting will be held, is a Spanish mission-style complex located approximately six blocks southeast of the main campus (see location here). Lodging plus food (three meals a day in a nice, fairly upscale cafeteria) will only be about US $100 per day for double occupancy, making this an excellent opportunity for students and international visitors.

Symposia are being organized by graduate students and postdocs, to be sure to tap into the hottest topics and to promote early-career scientists.

Come early or stay after to do some fieldwork in California, a global-scale biodiversity hot spot!

California’s isolated, young Mediterranean climate has facilitated many recent radiations, while pockets of stable, equable climate have provided refugia for paleoendemics. Substrate diversity (e.g., serpentine), along with topographic and microclimatic diversity is striking. Contact a curator in your specialty in the Berkeley Natural History Museums for more information, or view our online databases (BNHM web-site) to plan your trip.


Symposia

  • Phylogenetic Approaches in Microbiome Research
    lead organizers: Aman Gill, post-doc; Allan Cabrero, grad student, University of California Berkeley
  • Phylogenetics, Ecology, and Conservation Biology
    lead organizers: Matt Kling and Prahlada Papper, grad students, Rob Skelton, post-doc, University of California Berkeley
  • Phylogenomic Analysis
    lead organizer: Alexander Knyshov, post-doc, University of California Riverside
  • Phylogenetics and Evolution in the Fossil Record
    lead organizer: Camilla Alves Souto, post-doc, and Daniel Varajão de Latorre, grad student, University of California Berkeley
  • Character analysis in Phylogenetics
    lead organzier: Torben Göpel, grad student, Universität Rostock

Registration

  • late registration is possible until the start of the meeting
    WHS member: $120
    WHS student member: $60
    Non-member: $150
    Student non-member: $90
⇨ please register here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Oral & poster presentations

⇨ please submit your abstract by April 25th, 2019 here – xxxviii-2019-abstract

On-site Housing

  • On-site housing reservation has been closed.

Off-site Housing

For off-site housing in a hotel you will need to make your own arrangements. UC Berkeley maintains this list of nearby hotels – visit.berkeley.edu/lodging-and-dining


Student Travel Awards

  • closed

Marie Stopes Travel Awards

  • Students who travel from within North America will receive US $600 each.

Kurt Milton Pickett Intercontinental Awards

  • Students who travel from outside of North America will receive US $1,200 each.

Applicants will either present an oral presentation or poster at the annual meeting and are currently graduate students or have recently finished their Ph.D. (either during the calendar year of the meeting or the calendar year preceding it).


Student Presentation Prizes

The Willi Hennig Society awards up to three student prizes for presentations at each annual meeting. Awards will only be conferred if a majority of judges agree that a presentation is worthy of such recognition (none of these awards must be awarded at any given meeting).

The Willi Hennig Award – US $3000

  • normally awarded for the best oral presentation by a student at the annual meeting

The Lars Brundin Award – US $1500

  • normally awarded for the next best oral presentation by a student at the annual meeting

The Don Rosen Award – US $1000

  • normally awarded for the best poster presentation by a student at the annual meeting, unless judges agree that no poster is as worthy of recognition as any of the oral presentations, in which case the Rosen Award may be awarded for a third-best oral presentation by a student.

All awards are made in cash at the annual meeting banquet.


Child Care Meeting Awards

  • closed

Child care awards for annual meeting attendees are now available. The funds (up to US $1,500 per awardee) can be used to help defray travel cost to the meeting or on-site child care at the meeting venue.


For further information on the meeting contact:

  • Brent Mishler – Chair of organizing committee – e-mail